Course Description: The purpose of Project Tech is to allow students to become independent learners by practicing basic keyboarding skills and by working on drawing, diagram, and slide shows projects. School Internet accounts are required for this course because some of the projects require Web reasearch.
Software: AppleWorks, Microsoft Word, Custom Typing, Inspiration, and Power Point.
Regular attendance is very important. It is difficult to be successful in school
and in this class if you do not attend school regularly. You should think
of going to school as your job. People who miss a lot of work get fired!
- Students who are
not in their assigned seats and ready to learn when the bell rings are
- Class will begin
promptly when the bell rings.
- Students are dismissed
from a seated position, not from a line at the door.
- The teacher dismisses the class,
not the bell.
- The point value of each assignment
depends on its difficulty and the time spent working on it.
- All of the points will be added
up at the end of the quarter, and then are converted to a percentage to
determine a letter grade.
- The following percentage scale
will be used to assign grades:
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70- 79%
D = 60- 69%
F = Below 60%
- Every assignment will have a
specific due date. Unless you have an excused absence, you are expected
to finish class work on time.
- Students who have been absent
or who work slower should begin the next project with the rest of the class
and then go back and finish their other work.
- All projects will be graded
at the same time, whether finished or not. Students who have been absent
or who work slower will use makeup time to finish their work to improve
- Students who are not satisfied
with a grade may re-do their work.
- Find out what assignments are
missing as soon as you return to school from an absence.
- Assure yourself of a good grade
by showing an honest concern throughout the quarter for the work assigned,
rather than concern just before report cards are issued.
- If students cooperate
and stay on task, then enough class time will be available to finish assignments
- If you have missing
assignments because of an absence, then you have homework.
- Make-up work is
- If you are absent
for longer that a day or two, then visit the Project Tech page to see what
assignment we are currently doing. If you have a computer at home with
an Internet connection, then you should do your project work at home.
Extra credit assignments
are intended as enrichment activities, and for students who wish to improve
borderline grades, not for students who dramatically increase their level
of concern for their grades right before report cards are issued. For that
- Extra credit work
will not be counted unless all required assignments are first made up.
This includes assignments missed due to absences. In other words, extra
credit does not take the place of regular class assignments.
- No matter how much
extra credit work you choose to do, it cannot raise your grade average
more than 10 percent.
- Extra credit work
must be completed by the seventh week of the quarter.
- Extra credit assignments
and projects first must be approved by the teacher.
1) Treat everyone
- Use class time
- Socialize by working
- Do not bring food,
candy, chewing gum, or drinks into class.
- Use the waste basket
and recycling boxes.
3) Be prepared for class every day.k.
- Take care of personal
needs before or after class.
4) Be responsible for your own behavior.
- You have control
over your actions and words. If you don't make appropriate choices, you
give that control to someone else.
5) Do your
- Attend class regularly,
bring the required materials, and make an honest
effort to complete the assignments on time to succeed in this class.